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  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    A nonevergreen enchantment subtype returns.

    Does this mean the return of Sagas? I don't think that aura would be worth a mention. Cartouche and shrines are to specific. So maybe curses? But even that isn't worth a mention, doesn't it?`

    A card with a unique protection.

    A French Vanilla mythic rare.

    Could be a new creature, too. But yeah Baneslayer Angel is the first creature that comes to mind. Would be sad if we don't get some new angels :/.

    A card that’s never been reprinted before which has a 2, 3, 5 and 6 all appear on the card.

    Some card with level up? (They have plenty of figures, but unlikely). I don't know The only cards that comes to mind could be an artifact with multiple activation abilities or planeswalker. I think maybe the lore text could have some numbers, too. Confused

    A card that gains all activated abilities of a certain subset of cards in a place it’s never done it before.

    Necrotic Ooze Graveyard were done before. Maybe battlefield or Exile? Battlefield were done with Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God. I don't know if that counts. I think exile would be the most likely.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Cartographer's Hawk— Sheldon Menery preview
    They have done this for years now. At least for this product type. They add some white cards for smoothing out white playability.

    Boreas Charger
    Oreskos Explorer

    In addition to some other reprints in commander precons like:
    Sword of the Animist
    Eternal Dragon
    Gift of Estates
    And other Artifacts, lands that ramps/fetch.

    There some white options now. With the ones I mentioned and some other cards like:
    Land tax
    Knight of the White Orchid
    Tithe
    Weathered Wayfarer
    Oath of Lieges
    Endless Horizons
    Kor Cartographer
    The Birth of Meletis
    Smothering Tithe
    In addition to the colorless options and the two new cards in this set.
    The main problem is that only few of them are good enough to be considered in edh. Some have to much conditions or skale very bad/are not repeatable.
    This bird could has been ramp on etb if an opponent has more lands than you and return to hand if it attacks.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Cartographer's Hawk— Sheldon Menery preview
    I would play this in Mono white. Is okaish and there aren't many white ramp options... I would play this in God-Eternal Oketra Decks or other decks that cares for creature summoning. It is a little slow, tho.

    Edit: Works well with Cathars' Crusade, soul sister effects in Heliod, Sun-Crowned
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  • posted a message on [C20] CommanderSocial - 3 new cards (update Nahiri, the Harbinger reprint)
    Wow that is the repeatable ramp in white that Gavin was referring to? You need two condition for this to work. You need to be behind in lands and there need to be a Land on top of your deck and it isn't ramping at all. There isn't really a way to manipulate this in mono white isn't it. I don't know man. At least the creature is decent by itself. 3/3 with first strike for 3 is good. Maybe there is another card that actually ramps...

    Nahiri is a cool reprint.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] - TheAsianAvenger Spoiler - Stormwild Capridor
    I wouldn't mind to see more creature with this kind of effect in white. Like it. Add cards like Gideon's Sacrifice, Pariah and other redirecting damage stuff and have fun.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Christian Hauck spoiler - Drannith magistrate
    Maybe the unluckiest planeswalker is from Ikora.

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Wait a sec....

    PLOT TWIST!

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/cursed-commander-2017-edition-art-descriptions-2017-08-22

    i Just realized this dude looks next to “resemblance is uncanning” catergory of the unluckiest planeswalker

    Heck it’s even the same artist


    If his artstation profile image is the artist himself, it looks like he used himself as the model for these images.
    https://www.artstation.com/kieranyanner


    Yeah looks like than. Good for him ^^. I really like the artworks they are stunning.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Christian Hauck spoiler - Drannith magistrate
    He looks handsome. I mean yeah I can see a ban in commander. A shame because I feel that the game was really focused on graveyard and other shenanigans other than hand but the commander blocking is rude. Note is not even a symmetric effect.
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  • posted a message on Ikoria speculation
    Okay, seems like we won't get any new Cards based on old character in Commander 2020.

    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/612059159407558656/hi-mark-how-strong-is-ikora-influencing-the#notes
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on That “mutate” mechanic offical confirm for ikoria
    Yeah, I think this is the most likely.
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  • posted a message on Ikoria Booster Art
    I don't know why everybody acts so aggressively about a single opinion. Theros may not be your cup of tea and others may not like Ikora.

    I feel indifferent about both planes. I was happy for Elspeths return and closing that story arc, thou. I hated that Ajani wasn't involved story wise and in return I didn't liked Calix. The returning mechnics from Theros were fine for me and I liked the sagas.
    For Ikora I am interested in the new world, setting and mechanic but I don't like the aesthetic of the creatures (until now at least).

    Everyone has other priority and criteria to validate if he likes something or not. I didn't liked Eldraine because it looked childish and white was bad (at least in my opinion).

    Quote from Boyachi »

    Third, latest Ravnica block had Feather, the new favorite ANGEL Boros commander and War of the Spark had at the very least Parhelion II.
    There have been Angels printed in recent sets.


    I was glad that they finally released a Feather card with War of the spark but this doesn't change anything I stated earlier. War was released in May last year. If Ikora has no Angels and we can assume that, then there will be no Angels after the rotation with Core Set 2021. Only the new ones released in that core set. This mean 1 year without any new toys. So yes at this point, every set without an Angel got worse and worse for me :P.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    I am just talking about the 4-deck per year precons (2017 - 2019). The other ones were done in cycles. Only a colorless deck is missing if you consider all precon decks.

    I don't think that they will repeat the color combination of the mentioned previous decks but who knows.
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  • posted a message on Ikoria Booster Art
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from HighHolder »
    I'm pumped for this. Standard currently has zero playable creatures over 6 mana. I have lots of deck ideas to cheat in enormous finishers and nothing to play them with atm.


    It’s commander is where it’s more exciting we’re looking at colored less broken eldrazi’s coming in commander

    Heck I’m exspect a legend incolors so animar, soul of elements and Mayael the Anima can work together


    You have mentioned both multiple times now. Is there a story connection between both characters? Both have similar names but beside that. I think Mayaels ability doesn't work with Animars but both would kind of work in a creature heavy deck.

    I am curious how big the new creatures will be. For Mayael there exists plenty of strong +5 power options. So I am intrigued. A shame that this is another plane without any Angels. The last one was M2020 in July last year. Frown
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Well we know that Abzan and Temur are missing a precon for completing the wedge color cycle. We are missing Azorius, Gruul and Dimir for the allied color pairs. And Orzhov, Boros, Golgari and Simic for the enemy color pairs.

    Wedge:
    Vampiric Bloodlust from C2017 was Mardu
    Mystic Intellect from C2019 was Jeskai
    Faceless Menace from C2019 was Sultai

    Shards:
    Arcane Wizardry from C2017 was Grixis
    Adaptive Enchantment from C2018 was Bant
    Subjective Reality from C2018 was Esper
    Nature's Vengeance from C2018 was Jund
    Primal Genesis from C2019 was Naya

    Allied Colors:
    Feline Ferocity from C2017 was Selesnya
    Merciless Rage from C2019 was Rakdos

    Enemy Colors:
    Exquisite Invention from C2018 was Izzet

    We will get 5 Commander Decks in Ikora, 2 with Zendikar and 2 Decks with Commander Legends, so 9 precons. We are missing exactly 9 color combination for completing all cycles. This is most likely coincidence but who knows.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Maelstrom isn't necessary a 5 color thing... Maelstrom Wanderer.

    They still care for color balance in products even if there are no cycles anymore. A color has to be present in at least 2 Decks. This was the case in prev years sets and is the reason why they are close together. I am not talking about color cycles.

    Commander 2017 was the first one without color cycles because it was the first product with only 4 decks.
    Decks per color: 3 White, 2 Blue, 3 Black, 3 Red and 2 Green

    Commander 2018
    Decks per color: 2 White, 3 Blue, 2 Black, 2 Red and 2 Green

    Commander 2019
    Decks per color: 2 White, 2 Blue, 2 Black, 3 Red and 2 Green

    So never in the prev commander decks (without color cycles) were a color present in just one deck. And putting red in just one 3 color decks seems highly unfair and unlikely unless it is mostly red-centered.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    I thought the reason why the commander product is connected to a standard set was that we could get more card with specific set mechanic so we could build a commander deck around the mechanic? I could be wrong, though.

    I don't think that we will get more than 2 Decks with a focus to a set-mechanic. My initial thought was just one deck with the new main mechanic (build your own monster thing).

    Rutless regiment has to be orzhov
    Symbiotic swarm has to be either golgari or abzan.
    Arcane is temur
    Timeless has to be azorious
    Enchanced evolution either simic or bant


    Good guesses. Just one problem: Red is underrepresented. Each color should be in at least 2 decks.
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